Forgotten Things

Forgotten Things: the Story of the Seymour Valley Archaeology Project

This presentation summarizes and discusses an archaeological project in North Vancouver’s Seymour Valley, directed by Bob Muckle; and focuses on the period between 1900 and 1950 in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.
The presentation tells the story of the more than 20-year history of the project, including unexpected discoveries, such as Japanese camps and a secret settlement; anecdotes about working in the rain and the company of bears, and how and why the research is meaningful. Some of the collected artifacts will be on display.
Speaker bio: Bob Muckle has been practicing, writing about, and teaching archaeology in B.C. for over 30 years. There is nowhere in the world he would rather do archaeology than in Metro Vancouver, and nowhere he would rather teach than at Capilano University, which is his work home.
He has authored several books and is working on several more. He has written scholarly and mainstream media articles on his research, given more than 30 presentations on his work at scholarly conferences, and more than 100 presentations to public and local community groups.


This event is part of the Capilano Universe speaker series. See all events and learn more about the series at capilanou.ca/UNIVERSE.


Registration required. Register online or call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

This event takes place in person in the Community Meeting Room at Lynn Valley Library.


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Lynn Valley


Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm


  • Adults